The Ecology and Silviculture of Oaks

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 1, 2019

Quercus dentata Japan, Sapporo, 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 26, 2017

Quercus dentata Japan, Sapporo, 1905

Quercus dentata Japan, Sapporo, 1905

Quercus dentata Japan, Sapporo [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree trunk with a horse, carriage and driver Photograph by John George Jack (1861-1949), American, Canadian Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan August 22, 1905 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis Images catalog. In April 1886, John George Jack visited the […]

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Peter’s Hill, spring, White Oak (Quercus alba), 1970

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 19, 2017

Peter’s Hill, spring, White Oak (Quercus alba), 1970

Peter's Hill, spring, White Oak (Quercus alba), 1970

Peter’s Hill, spring, White Oak (Quercus alba), ca. 1970 Alternate Title: Peter’s Hill with crabapples (Malus) and a White Oak (Quercus alba, center) Photograph by Pamela Bruns, American Peter’s Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1970 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis Images catalog. Our Crabapple […]

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Quercus major Korea, 1917

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 12, 2017

Quercus major Korea, 1917

Quercus major Korea, 1917

Quercus Baronii China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree trunk with man Photograph by Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930), American, English Korea July 9, 1917 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Ernest Henry Wilson (1876-1930) was the furthest traveled of all the Arnold Arboretum’s plant explorers and […]

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Quercus Baronii China, 1919

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 5, 2017

Quercus Baronii China, 1919

Quercus Baronii China, 1919

Quercus Baronii China [Title from recto of mount.] Alternate Title: Tree covered hill Photograph by Joseph Hers (1884-1965), American, Belgian China, 1919 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s Hollis+ catalog. Joseph Hers was an interpreter for the Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Chengchow, and was superbly situated to collect […]

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Witness Tree

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 5, 2017

Paths, winter, Oak Path, snow, 1980

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 5, 2017

Paths, winter, Oak Path, snow, 1980

Paths, winter, Oak Path, snow, 1980

Paths, winter, Oak Path, snow, 1980 Alternate Title: Oak Path in the snow with a White Oak (Quercus alba) on the right Photograph by Gary Lee Koller (American) Oak Path, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States December 1980 A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library. […]

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Oak Collection with no ground cover, 1977

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 16, 2016

Oak Collection with no ground cover, 1977

Oaks, summer, 1977

Oaks, summer, 1977 Alternate Title: Oak (Quercus) Collection with no ground cover Photograph by I. H. Burch, photographer Oak Collection, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States August 1977 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. There are 41 different species of oaks at the Arnold Arboretum. Our largest […]

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Acorn Bread in Iron Age of North-western Iberia, from Gathering to Baking

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 29, 2016

Acorn Bread in Iron Age of North-western Iberia, from Gathering to Baking

acorn bread

Acorn Bread in Iron Age of North-western Iberia, from Gathering to Baking Strabo’s Geography is one of the main sources that archaeologists use for the study of the Castro Culture’s (Iron Age in north-western Iberia) customs on food and consumption. In his description, [Strabo] affirms that during two thirds of the year, those mountaineers fed […]

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